How to make homemade christmas cookie recipes in yummy varieties.  Bake up a batch or several to give as gifts.  They're also perfect for a cookie exchange.  These 13 recipes include chocolate dipped shortbread cookies, candy cane cookies, molasses, gingerbread, sugar cookies and melted snowmen cookies.  There is nothing quite like freshly baked cookies, and these recipes will give you tons of ideas.  {{knuckle bumps}}

Yummy Homemade Christmas Cookie Recipes to Try

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Christmas Cookies

Chocolate Dipped Shortbread Cookies {recipe}

1.  Chocolate Dipped Shortbread Cookies {recipe} ~ These cookies are not only delicious but are beautiful cookies perfect for gift giving!  The wonderful thing about this recipe is that it only uses six ingredients and doesn’t use eggs.

Molasses Crinkle Cookies

2.  Molasses Crinkle Cookies ~ These simple cookies are quick to make with simple ingredients. No chilling required and they taste UNBELIEVABLE!

Recipe How to3.  Glittering Holiday Cookie Recipe ~ This cookie recipe provides cookies that are both yummy and oh so beautiful! Perfect for a holiday party or to give a small Christmas gift to friends or family! Grab your sanding sugars because your going to need lots of them to make your cookies sparkle!

Gingerbread Cookie Recipe

4.  Gingerbread Cookie Recipe ~ Decorating gingerbread cookies is a Christmas tradition 'I’ve always enjoyed, so this year I decided to spice things up by making large gingerbread people who represent my real-life friends and family, and to give each individual their own respective cookie as a Christmas gift. 

How to Make Christmas Cookies

Melted Snowman Cookies

5.  Melted Snowman Cookies ~ Decorate store bought or homemade sugar cookies to resemble these adorable melted snowmen using marshmallows and meringue.

6. Sugar Cookies ~ These beautiful snowflake cookies look absolutely scrumptous!  Wouldn't these be great neighbor gifts?  Santa's cookies?  Cookie exchange?  Don't forget to add these to your baking list.

Snow Globe Cookies

7.  Snow Globe Cookies ~ Create these whimsical snow globe cookies. You can customize the colors and designs to your own liking. The glass window and snowflakes are edible too!

Recipe for Christmas Cookie

Candy Cane Oreo Cookie Balls

8.  Candy Cane Oreo Cookie Balls ~ The holidays are coming up and it's time to make holiday favorites and give new recipes a try.  These Candy Cane Oreo Cookie Balls are fun and easy to make. Visually they are gorgeous and they taste good too! 

Peppermint Meringue Cookies

9.  Peppermint Meringue Cookies ~ Minty, crunchy and very festive cookies perfect for gift giving or a cookie exchange.  

Candy Cane Chocolate Cookies

10.  Candy Cane Chocolate Cookies ~ These Candy Cane Chocolate cookies are really easy to make and would be perfect to leave out for Santa with a glass of milk.

Chocolate Candy Cane Cookies

11.  Chocolate Candy Cane Cookies ~ A delicious combination of chocolate and peppermint in a whoopie pie.

Candy Cane Crumble Cookies

12.  Candy Cane Crumble Cookies ~ Soft, chewy, chocolate-y and mint-y.  Sounds like the perfect holiday cookies.  Did I forget to mention that there's Nutella in them also?  Yumm-o!

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Christmas Gifts

13.  Candy Cane Blossoms {Edible Gifts} ~ These little Candy Cane Blossom cookies are really easy to make and would be perfect to leave out for Santa with a glass of milk.

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